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Gerrit Noordzij

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Pronounced “Herit Noortza”, Gerrit Noordzij is a designer, historian, author, and long-time professor at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague. He developed an original theory of writing, published in his books, The Stroke Theory of Writing, and Letterletter.

There is a prize in his honor given every three years. Past winners were Fred Smeijers, Erik Spiekermann, Tobias Frere-Jones, and Wim Crouwel.


See the Gerrit Noordzij section on the LettError site (includes a bibliography).

Postage stamps by Gerrit Noordzij